Born on December 2, 1981, the former The All New Mickey Mouse Club cast member was one of the first major female teen pop stars of the late 90s. Spears became America’s teen idol after the release of “Baby One More Time” and “Oops!…I Did It Again,” which broke international sales records in 2001.
In 2007, Spears’ personal issues became publicized. She made headlines with her bizarre behavior, alleged drug use and divorce from ex-husband, Kevin Federline.
In 2008, Spears ended her lengthy legal battle and reached a settlement with Federline over the custody of their kids – sons Sean and Jayden. The pop star also handed over all legal and business control to her father, Jamie Spears, in a co-conservatorshipthat went into effect in 2008. Since then, she has re-emerged looking healthier while promoting her massively successful sixth album, Circus, which raked in 131.8 million on tour.
Spears and her former manager Jason Trawick became engaged in December 2011. Spears returned her $90,000 engagement ring to Trawick when the couple split in January 2013. Shortly after the breakup, the star dated David Lucado for more than a year, although the relationship ended in 2014.